states, not least washington, d.c., the damage was minimal. this crisis hardly matches up to 9/11. but new york is once again at the center of a national drama. and the proximity of election day only emphasizes more strongly what's at stake. >> pharmaceutical companies are piling into india. hundreds of the indians who took part have died during trials and very few autopsies have been carried out to determine the cause of death. doctors have been fined and now the independentian government is considering tightening things up. >> some locals call it neocolonialism. foreign drug companies using poor and illiterate indians as guinea pigs in drug trials. >> our family has been destroyed by this and the drug company should know it. >> the doctors who carry out the trials may be in denial. but they are now being disciplined. and lawyers are asking if we can trust the results of the trials. >> the global implication potentially would be whether those findings can be safely relied upon. >> india has obvious eye trackses to the foreign drug -- attractions to the foreign drug companies.